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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

1985

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Getting Serious About Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer Aug 1985

Getting Serious About Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer

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This essay is a slightly reworked version of the introduction lo the author's book American Legal Ethics (1985). Copyright 1985 by Matthew Bender & Co. , Inc. ; reprinted with permission. Portions of this essay originally appeared as an article in The University of Baltimore Law Forum, Fall, 1983, p. 6, and are used here with the permission of that journal.


Slippered Feet Aboard The African Queen, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1985

Slippered Feet Aboard The African Queen, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Milner Ball, a professor, has characterized property ownership as “the apparatus of bulwark law.” This Article argues that that characterization was premature. The Author suggests that the bulwark-like difficulties in property law are less the essence of ownership than a perversion of ownership.


On Being Pleasant: Ethics In Estate Planning, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1985

On Being Pleasant: Ethics In Estate Planning, Thomas L. Shaffer

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The play “Harvey” teaches a valuable lesson on legal ethics through the character Elwood. Elwood teaches how being pleasant does more for a person than being smart. Legal ethics in estate planning is examined through three points of view: the reality of professional life in estate planning, the reality of client life in estate planning, and the reality of life in families that are affected by estate planning. In discussing each point of view, the Author uses the actions of Elwood to demonstrate and argue that professional ethics is not just a system for staying out of trouble, but is …